i am creating a simple sheet metal hat channel. there are a coupleof ways to create this and i am trying to figure out which way is"proper". the way we did it before was to create a skecthin the front plane of the profile and then extrude it to thelength. we basically drew the bends in rather than using flanges.somebody is now suggesting that we create just a flat base flangeand add bend flanges to it to create the part. i don't know thatthere is a difference one way or the other. just curious.