I have now tried many things to fix. failed many things.
The most bizarre one is that with the circles ignored, it looks like it works ( i.e. the preview looks ok). But , then when I add a thick circle type ring from the art in the premium tool kit, it fills in the entire thing. (or at least the preview goes from looking good to looking like the circle is filled and the engrave time goes through the roof). Also, noticing that as it processes the art for printing, the actual print settings on the left are replaced with generic tags of “cut” and “engrave” which I had never seen before.