I think your method may be the cleanest possible. There are many other ways to get there.
I would suggest changing the corner relief from circular to Obround.
I also use the chain selection for that type of panel as well, then I set mine to the shortest length and add FLAT flanges at 0 deg and the length I need.
I also use the rip for the relief...works well in our shop.
As you can see it flattens out nicely.
Hey nice, I think that may be a little faster than what I've been doing. Also, I think your way may lead to less problems when the parts have to be adjusted in the future, you know how creo likes to lose edges. I appreciate you taking the time to post.
The need for various lengths on a chain selection seems like a no-brainer, I'm surprised we have to play games to achieve it.
No problem. I/we used to do it like you were until I discovered this method, a lot cleaner and allows you to change the overall panel size without any of the issues you get doing extrude. What's really cool is if you use FLANGE you can even offset the edges if you need to, another way to NOT use extrude!
You can do flanges separately and still get the 'tidy' corners you get when you select them all at once.
Make the first flange, complete the feature and select the second edge, it will seem like it didn't work, but you need the select the 'offset' tab. Check the box 'Offset wall with respect to attachment edge' and select 'Add to part edge' from the drop down menu. This will increase the size of the 'planar' because we offset, be conscious of this. By choosing this method for the flanges by default Creo will assign a 'V notch' relief at the corner, if you would like ob-round or circular/square you will need to choose 'Corner Relief' in the Engineering tab and assign the desired relief. This will apply the chosen 'corner relief' to all corners.