I really don't understand why this is happening, so I thought it was a bug from TeXStudio, but when I went on TeXShop and created a MWE it persists. I have the following code:




\tikzstyle{style1}=[rectangle, rounded corners, text centered, draw=black, fill=red, text width=7em]
\tikzstyle{arrow}=[very thick, ->, >=latex]
\tikzstyle{title}=[text centered, text width=6em, circle, draw=black, fill=blue]


    \def \radius {9em}

        \path (90 :\radius) node[style1](n1){n1}
        (145:\radius) node[style1](n2){n2}
        (180:\radius) node[style1](n3){n3}

        \node[title]{Big Title};


This is my output

Where did my final four nodes go off to? I can't figure it out!

The reason I thought it was a bug was because TeXStudio is weird every so often and does this thing where it will always jump back to a previously-built document, despite the code... It's really strange.

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • 5
    Check out semicolons. – ferahfeza Apr 7 at 11:50
  • The first semicolon closes the path, the rest is thrown away... Just remove all semicolons minus the last one (or add more path commands). – Rmano Apr 7 at 12:02
  • You can shorten your code as \foreach \i/\angle in {1/90,2/145,3/180,4/215,5/270,6/325,7/0,8/35}{ \path (\angle :\radius) node[style1](n\i){n\i};} \node[title](BB){Big Title}; – ferahfeza Apr 7 at 12:08
  • Ah, thank you @ferahfeza. Bit of a noob question... Sorry! And thanks for the suggested code. I never really knew how to use the \foreach command, so thanks for that! – Christopher Tatlock Apr 7 at 12:16
  • @ChristopherTatlock, your welcome. – ferahfeza Apr 7 at 12:17

As mentioned @Romano, the first semicolon closes the \path. Also as mentioned @marmot, \tikzstyle was converted to \tikzset



\tikzset{style1/.style={rectangle,rounded corners,  text centered, draw=black, fill=red, text width=7em}}

\tikzset{title/.style={text centered, text width=6em, circle, draw=black, fill=blue}}

\tikzset{arrow/.style={very thick,->, >=latex}}

    \def \radius {9em}
    \foreach \i/\angle in {1/90,2/145,3/180,4/215,5/270,6/325,7/0,8/35}{
    \path (\angle :\radius) node[style1](n\i){n\i};} 
    \node[title](BB){Big Title};
    \draw[arrow] (n1.270)--(n2.90); 
    \draw[arrow] (BB.270)--(n5.90); 


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