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So I have made a 'template'-shape using \tikzset and /.style or \tikzstyle and if I understand it correctly, one can add objects with the same style as the template. Is it possible to modify the \tikzset or \.style or tikzstyle such that each object or instance has its own variable/counter?

For instance, I try to make a block diagram as in Block Diagrams using Tikz. It's easy if each block has 1 input and 1 output. It becomes a little complicated if the blocks have more inputs and outputs. In the latter case with multiple i/o, I have to divide the starting points of outputs and ending points of input equally along the side of a block.

An example of multiple i/o

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    I don't quite understand what you mean, can you make a complete example demonstrating what you mean? – Torbjørn T. Aug 13 '17 at 20:43
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    We certainly would need to see the 'template' and how you're using it to stand a chance of answering this. If you don't know if you can modify it, who have the advantage of seeing the code, how should we know, who do not? – cfr Aug 13 '17 at 21:42
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  • I edited the question and hope it's a little bit more clear :) – Faceb Faceb Aug 14 '17 at 14:37

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