I'm not sure what I have been doing wrong but sometimes when I save my file and re-open it the objects are all displaced in random rotations and locations. My most recent model has been completely scrambled.
$\begingroup$ Are you using keyframes and/or delta transformations? $\endgroup$– Christopher BennettFeb 5 at 0:02
$\begingroup$ Not intentionally using Keyframes as I was just modeling up to this point, but I do see under Dope Sheet there is a Bezier Curve for each object with a single keyframe showing but deleting the keyframes does nothing. Before I saved I selected all the objects and applied the rotation and scale because one or two had rotated and warped shape previously. Maybe that caused it? $\endgroup$– NickFeb 5 at 0:18
$\begingroup$ The Delta's are all at zero besides the scales which are at 1.0 $\endgroup$– NickFeb 5 at 0:20
$\begingroup$ Yeah, I'm not sure then. Usually unexplained orientations of objects upon reopening are the result of keyframes, but it's hard to tell without knowing more about your project. You can upload an example of your file here - blend-exchange.com - copy the link they give you and paste it into your question. $\endgroup$– Christopher BennettFeb 5 at 0:51
$\begingroup$ Firstly, thank you for taking the time to help. I just uploaded the file. $\endgroup$– NickFeb 5 at 1:01
I solved it by deleting all of the keyframes, then selecting all objects in object mode and clearing their current transforms. It turns out I had Auto-Keying enabled in the Timeline by mistake which I realized when I saw the locations, rotations, and scales were orange instead of yellow.
As to why these displacements only take effect upon loading I have no idea...