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I am trying to draw this diagram using tikz, but I am only beginner and have some problems mainly with drawing arrows in this way. I also want nodes with round corners. Anybody can help me?


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I think you can have a look to High level digital design in TikZ: all basics concepts to let you start are explained. –  Claudio Fiandrino Mar 27 '14 at 15:59
You might also have looked at this question about box diagrams. It has a TikZ answer very like the one you got below, and two Metapost solutions. –  Thruston Mar 27 '14 at 19:17

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This solution draw the diagram via tikz. Two styles are defined for blocks and lines respectively. To draw a line, label.anchor is used where anchor=north, south, east, and west.

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  minimum height=1.5cm, 
  minimum width=3cm, align=center

\node[block] (a) {Sociogram\\ Develoment};
\node[block, above right = 0.2cm and 2cm of a] (b) {Inter-Action \\Modeling};
\node[block, below =2cm of b]   (c){Responsibilites\\ Modeling};
\node[block, right =2cm of b]   (d){Interaction\\ Modeling};
\node[block, right =2cm of c]   (e){Work in-group\\ Task Modeling};

\draw[line] (a.north) |- (b.west);
\draw[line] (a.south) |- (c.west);
\draw[line] (e.north) -- (d.south);
\draw[line] ([xshift=-1cm]b.south) -- ([xshift=-1cm]c.north);
\draw[line] ([xshift=1cm]c.north) -- ([xshift=1cm]b.south);
\draw[] (b.east) -- ++(10pt,0) coordinate[yshift=-1.7cm](l){} |- (c.east);
\draw[<->,>=latex'] (d.west) -- ++(-10pt,0) coordinate[yshift=-1.7cm,](r){} |- (e.west);
\draw[-] ([xshift=1cm]c.north) -- ([xshift=1cm]b.south);
\draw[line] (l) -- (r);
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Thanks a lot, you save me lot of time –  user29186 Mar 27 '14 at 16:54
You are welcome. –  Jesse Mar 27 '14 at 17:00
@user29186 it'd be great if you could 'upvote' Jesse's nice answer :) Reputation is the currency of our site, and by upvoting you'll give Jesse 10 reputation points, and some votes that will be counted towards tag-related badges –  cmhughes Mar 27 '14 at 17:15
@cmhughes -- Much obliged, fingers touching my forehead. :-) –  Jesse Mar 27 '14 at 17:39

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