Those have different fill colors. They’ll be treated separately.
I think I understand what you are talking about though - you’re trying to circumvent the motion plan that Glowforge uses. There are ways to do it, but generally it doesn’t save that much time to try. There are time savers built into their motion plan that make it very efficient.
For instance, you might think it should engrave right across those two shapes because they’re side-by side, but if they were separated in placement across the width of the bed, it would take a lot longer to engrave them, because the head would have to travel back and forth across the entire width of the bed with each pass, instead of doing short travel back and forth at one end to engrave one shape, and then go to the other end to catch the other one.
They separate the engraving for individual enclosed shapes in the motion plan so that we can place them on leftover bits of material wherever they are available to us. That’s how I use my material - to put small cuts in between other cuts. So the designs I create rarely wind up being placed neatly together when I’m working on leftover material that’s partially cut up.
Here’s the thing though - I’ve seen it change based on placement. If you do have a design that has similar objects placed close together with the same base alignment, and the objects all have the same color - the motion plan will sometimes change and do them all in a row. It changes based on which is the most efficient method for it to use. If any one of the items is out of line though, by even a pixel - it will give it a different treatment and come back to it later.
It’s really quite a work of art. I have no idea how they pulled it off.