SOLVED - preview/cut has unexpected output/circles/shapes due to KERF

I didn’t notice that I had a KERF setting that was a bit aggressive in a layer I was using for a line. This caused the preview/output to generate a lot of random shapes/circles/etc. I adjusted the KERF to 0 for the layer doing a line output from an image trace, problem solved.

example with KERF setting on to high:

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Example with KERF turned off - which is what I wanted:
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