Consider a random graph model with $n$ vertices where each vertex has a vertex-type drawn from some discrete distribution. Suppose that the number of arcs to be placed between each pair of vertex-types is known, and that each arc is placed uniformly at random without replacement between one of the vertex-pairs with matching types. In this paper, we will show that under certain conditions this random graph model is equivalent to the well-studied inhomogeneous random digraph model. We will use this equivalence in three applications. First, we will apply the equivalence on some well known random graph models (the Erd\H{o}s-R\'enyi model, the stochastic block model, and the Chung-Lu model) to showcase what their equivalent counterparts with fixed arcs look like. Secondly, we will extend this equivalence to a practical model for inferring cell-cell interactions to showcase how theoretical knowledge about inhomogeneous random digraphs can be transferred to a modeling context. Thirdly, we will show how our model induces a natural fast algorithm to generate inhomogeneous random digraphs.

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