Automation Conditional logic - "AND" rather than "otherwise"?

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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

I have a record that triggers the creation of up to 3 records. It may need to create any combination of those 3 (which is 7 possible combinations), which is proving convoluted with the options I know of with the automation options.

1) Have 3 different automations with the same trigger for each of the 3 records that might need to be created - i.e. automation 1 creates record a (if required), automation 2 creates record b (if required), automation 3 creates record c (if required). 

2) Create 1 automation with the 7 different combinations as conditional actions. This is the set up I have now.

Option 1 is wasteful of automation runs and automation spaces for our plan.

Option 2 is convoluted and time consuming to set up. 

It seems like there should be a more elegant way to do this? I'd like to know for future automations I may need to create, especially if they get more complex (each extra possible record to be created very quickly makes huge amounts of possible combinations).

Ideally, there'd be a way to toggle the automation conditional logic from "otherwise" so I don't need to create a condition for each possible scenario, and would rather have a single trigger that follows each of the conditions (i.e. if condition 1 is true, still check for conditions 2 and 3).

Is there something obvious I'm missing in terms of a more elegant solution?

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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

To illustrate the convolutedness of the setup:



Yeah, I end up doing Option 2 a lot, and once I hit a certain number of conditions / actions the page becomes really laggy and hard to deal with too sigh.  I, too, would like to know if there's a better solution

Yep, was super duper laggy for this one. Thought that was unique to me.