The two shapefiles (shp) are not aligning like they should (note the img). The layer and the two shp files have all the same coordinates - NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_North_FIPS_3301_Feet
The surface shp came with the defined coordinates so I imported those coords into the post plot which had "undefined" coords. They did not align. I checked the layer coords and they were the same as the surface shp.
I deleted the coords from the post plot shp file which originally had "undefined coords" and started from square one with the post plot shp coords. I re-imported the coords and I get the same results. I used ArcCatalog to put in the coordinates. I have Arcview 9.3
What am I missing or not doing? I've always been able to fix this issue except on this occasion.