Multiples arrow branching out from a node to different nodes

Like this?

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The main question was how to make multiple joins to other nodes from a single point. The syntax used was:

    \draw [arrow] (goal.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs);

This means, draw a 5mm long horizontal line from goal.east to the right and from this point start a vertical+horizontal path to inputs center stopping at inputs border.

Some other changes applied to the original code:

  • replaced use of varwidth package by text width option.
  • replaced tikzstyle by tikzset: see Should \tikzset or \tikzstyle be used to define TikZ styles?
  • replaced old right of syntax by new right = of from positioning library
  • build the figure from right to left. Right nodes have been placed before left ones to simplify alignment.

The complete code is:

\usetikzlibrary{positioning, arrows}

    \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=3mm,
        rectangle, rounded corners, minimum width=3cm, 
        minimum height=3cm, text width=2.5cm, 
        align=center, draw=black,   fill=white
        rectangle, rounded corners, minimum width=8cm, 
        minimum height=1cm, text width=7.5cm,
        align=center, draw=black, fill=white

    \node (inputs) [inputs] {System Boundary - Cradle-to-grave};

    \node (inputs1) [inputs, below = of inputs] {Functional Unit - 1$m^2$ Gross Floor Area};

    \node (inputs2) [inputs, below = of inputs1] {Building Lifespan - 50 years};

    \node (inputs3) [inputs, below = 1cm of inputs2] {Building materials data};

    \node (inputs4) [inputs, below = of inputs3] {Transportation data};

    \node (inputs5) [inputs, below = of inputs4] {Construction data};

    \node (inputs6) [inputs, below = of inputs5] {Operational data};

    \node (inputs7) [inputs, below = of inputs6] {Maintenance data};

    \node (inputs8) [inputs, below = of inputs7] {End-of-life data};

    \node (inputs9) [inputs, below = 1cm of inputs8] {CML2 Baseline 2000 for midpoint indicator};

    \node (inputs10) [inputs, below = 1cm of inputs9] {Sensitivity analysis for transportation distance and data quality};

    \node (inputs11) [inputs, below = of inputs10] {Data validation by comparing results with literatures and local industry practice recommendations};

    \node (inputs12) [inputs, below = of inputs11] {Recommendations and conclusions};

    \node (goal) [Goal, left=1cm of inputs1] {Goal \& Scope Definition};
    \path (inputs5.west)-- coordinate (aux) (inputs6.west);
   \node (Inventory) [Goal, left = 1cm of aux] {Inventory Analysis};

    \node (Impact Assessment) [Goal, left=1cm of inputs9] {Impact\\Assessment};

    \node (Interpretation) [Goal, left=1cm of inputs11] {Interpretation};

    \draw [arrow] (goal) -- (Inventory);
    \draw [arrow] (Inventory) -- (Impact Assessment);
    \draw [arrow] (Impact Assessment) -- (Interpretation);

    \draw [arrow] (goal.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs);
    \draw [arrow] (goal.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs1);
    \draw [arrow] (goal.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs2);

    \foreach \i in {3,...,8}
        \draw [arrow] (Inventory.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs\i);

    \draw [arrow] (Impact Assessment.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs9);

    \foreach \i in {10,11,12}
        \draw [arrow] (Interpretation.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (inputs\i);


I hope this helps:

You can plan with the length of the box placements to get the image you want:


\tikzstyle{b} = [rectangle, rounded corners, minimum width=3cm, minimum height=3cm,text centered, draw=black, fill=white]
\tikzstyle{l} = [draw, -latex',thick]

    \node [b] (A) {A};
    \node [b, below=of A] (B) {B};
    \node [b, right=3cm of A] (F) {F};
    \node [b, right=3cm of A, below=of F] (G) {G};
    \node [b, right=3cm of A, below=of G] (H) {H};
    \node [b, below=of B] (C) {C};

    \path [l] (A) -- (B);
    \path [l] (A) -- (F);
    \path [l] (B) -- (C);
    \path [l] (A.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (H);
    \path [l] (A.east) --++(0:5mm)|- (G);

this gives:

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