Confused by soft edges when scaling?

Hi All,
I’m trying to scale some faces along the local z- axis,but when I do it softens the edges I have scaled, is there anyway to keep the edge sharpness as the faces below whioch are not scaled?
Trying to avoid using sharpen edges.

Cheers
A

Decrease the auto-smooth value.

Good luck with the tutorial, following along with Gleb can be a bit of a headache.

Yes, I’m trying to find a sweet spot with and not lose the smooth radius corners.
Cheers

alternative is to increase it, or keep it. Then use sharp groups. That way the auto group will handle the obvious sharp edges, while also allowing you fine control over the rest.

That’s great, thank you very much