I want to create the tree diagram shown below in TeX code (with the Level 1... level 3 by the side of the tree diagram). Also, I would like to know how to just put bullet points under a box. For example, Level 3 instead of Max Size, Casting Complexity, etc... I want it listed as bullet points from Product Development capability.

Any help would be greatly appeciated.

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  • Also I would like to know how to just put bullet pints under a box. For example, Level 3: Instead of 'Max Size', 'Casting Complexity', etc, I want it listed as bullet points from 'Product Development capability'
    – Joshua
    Feb 19, 2014 at 11:02
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    Questions about how to draw specific graphics that just post an image of the desired result are really not reasonable questions to ask on the site. Please post a minimal compilable document showing that you've tried to produce the image and then people will be happy to help you with any specific problems you may have. See minimal working example (MWE) for what needs to go into such a document.
    – jub0bs
    Feb 19, 2014 at 11:19
  • I have no idea how to attempt it, hence any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    – Joshua
    Feb 19, 2014 at 11:30
  • Why don't you produce your figure with software like powerpoint, save it as .pdf and include it as a figure (adding a figure caption if needed)?
    – entne
    Feb 19, 2014 at 11:50
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    Thanks for the advice. So far I have this; \begin{tikzpicture}[sibling distance=72pt] \tikzset{level distance=60pt}=[draw, rectangle] \Tree [.{Probability of Financial Crisis} [.Fiscal ] [.Banking ] [.Currency ] ] \begin{scope}[xshift=-3in,every tree node/.style={},edge from parent path={}] \Tree [.{Objective/Goal:} [.{Criteria:} ]] \end{scope} \end{tikzpicture} But the problem is, where i have the labels they seem to be slightly lowered than the corresponding tree diagram.
    – Joshua
    Feb 19, 2014 at 13:29

2 Answers 2


Just for the record, the tree as produced using the powerful forest package; notice the economy in code:



for tree={
  minimum height=2cm,
  child anchor=north
[{Supplier\\Selection}, align=center, name=SS
  [{Production\\Development\\Capability}, name=PDC
    [Max Size, name=MS]
    [{Min. Sec.\\Thickness}]
    [{Software\\ Aid}]
  [{Cost and \\Time}
  at ([xshift=-2cm]MS.west) {Level 3\\Criteria};
  at ([xshift=-2cm]MS.west|-PDC) {Level 2\\ Group Criteria};
  at ([xshift=-2cm]MS.west|-SS) {Level 1\\Overall Objective};


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This is one possible solution

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Note: If arrow lines are preferred, add a style to the \tikzset{...} as shown below.

edge from parent/.style={draw=black!70,-latex}





  [auto,every node/.style={rectangle,draw, text centered, text width=2.2cm,minimum height=1.5cm },node distance=6cm]
level 1/.style={sibling distance = 5cm, level distance=2cm,edge from parent path={(\tikzparentnode.south) -- (\tikzchildnode.north)}},
level 2/.style={sibling distance = 2.5cm,level distance=3cm}
  \node (0){Supplier \\ Selection}
    child {node (1) {Production \\ Development \\Capability}
              child {node (2) {Max sixe}}
              child {node {Casting\\Complexity}}
              child {node {Min. Sec.\\Thickness}}
              child {node {Software\\Aid}}
              child {node {Pattern\\Making}}}
    child {node {Manufacturing\\Capability}}
    child {node {Quality\\Capabiltity}}
    child {node {Cost and\\Time}
              child {node {Total\\ Casting\\ Cost}}
              child {node {Sample\\Delivery\\Time}}};
\node at (0) [xshift=-11cm,left,draw=none]{Level 1};
\node at (1) [xshift=-6cm, left,draw=none]{Level 2};
\node at (2) [xshift=-1cm, left,draw=none]{Level 3};


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