# Multi input block diagram using TikZ

i want to create a block diagram that has multiple inputs into the next block, but do not seem to be able to get it to work at all. I would like to produce it like:

This is what i have right now:

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows,positioning,shapes.geometric}
\tikzstyle{block} = [rectangle, draw,
text width=5em, text centered, rounded corners, minimum height=5em]
\tikzstyle{halfblock} = [rectangle, draw,
text width=5em, text centered, rounded corners, minimum height=2em]
\tikzstyle{line} = [draw, -latex']
\begin{document}
\centering
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance = 3cm, auto]
% Place nodes
\node [halfblock, yshift= 1cm] (1a) {1a};
\node [halfblock, yshift= -1cm] (1b) {1b};
\node [block, right of=1a, right of=1b] (2) {2};
\node [block, right of=2] (3) {3};
\path [line] (1a) -- (2);
\path [line] (1b) -- (2);
\path [line] (2) -- (3);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Thank you very much in advance.

Happy New Year!

try the following:

\documentclass[tikz, border=10pt]{standalone}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta,
positioning}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[ % <--- used style are moved here
node distance = 0mm and 5mm,
block/.style = {draw, rounded corners, minimum height=5em, text width=5em, align=center},
halfblock/.style = {block, minimum height=2em},
line/.style = {draw, -Latex}
]
% Place nodes
\node (n1) [block]  {2};
\node (n2) [block, right=of n1] {3}; % <--- for positioning is used syntax of the positioning library
% input half boxes
\node (n1a) [halfblock, below left=of n1.north west]  {1a};
\node (n1b) [halfblock, above left=of n1.south west]  {1b};
% arrows
\path [line]    (n1)  edge (n2)
(n1a) edge (n1.west |- n1a)
(n1b)  --  (n1.west |- n1b);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


• Fantastic. Thanks very much i appreciate it! Happy new year to you too. – TikzHelp Jan 1 '19 at 15:47
• @TikzHelp please accept the answer – rfabbri Jan 22 '19 at 16:55