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It's my first post, I've been using LaTeX for some time now but frankly I'm still a rookie.

But this question is more about TikZ than about LaTeX:

I want to draw somehting like this, set of parallel arrows to represent a bus in the digital system, does anybody know to accomplish it?

want to draw this

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up vote 6 down vote accepted


The result:

Bus of arrows between nodes

And the code:

\documentclass [tikz] {standalone}



% node, begin anchor, end anchor, name
    \foreach \k in {1, ..., \points}
        \pgfmathsetmacro{\dist}{\k * (1 / (\points + 1))}
        \coordinate (#1 #4 \k) at ($(#1.#2)!\dist!(#1.#3)$);


        % number of arrows between nodes

        % square 1
        \node [draw, minimum size = 2cm] (square 1) {};
        \makepoints{square 1}{south west}{south east}{bottom}

        % square 2
        \node [draw, minimum size = 2cm] (square 2) at (0, -4cm) {};
        \makepoints{square 2}{north west}{north east}{top}

        % arrows
        \foreach \i in {1, ..., \points} {
            \draw [->] (square 1 bottom \i) -- (square 2 top \i);

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Awesome, thanks, what about node nesting ? – Mapedd Oct 18 '12 at 13:18
I think you just need to draw a node (large box) around the other nodes (boxes inside). You can read in the manual about the fit library also, if you are looking for a more elegant solution. – tecepe Oct 18 '12 at 13:59
Thanks for help, i will look after those soultions :D – Mapedd Oct 19 '12 at 9:06

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