Sheet metal gussets are formed with special tooling which has a ridge going across the v opening. The punch is split to the left and right of the ridge as to not be damaged while forming. The sheet metal is bent normally across the v opening except in the area where the ridge is.

This SOLIDWORKS Training course teaches you how to build sheet metal parts using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Building standalone sheet metal parts and converting conventional parts to sheet metal, including in assembly context, are among some of the things covered.