I need to draw some simple ladder diagrams but I did not find a simple application to do this. On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladder_logic there are some ASCII art examples. It would be nice if there was some application which could convert those ASCII art examples into a nice image. But there needs to be some shorter syntax because it would be very difficult to draw an entire ladder diagram using a simple text editor.
Currently I do not have a good idea on what that syntax would be or what is needed for a proper ladder diagram as I am just starting. The only software I could find is the proprietary software for PLCs. Also it seems some of those programs can also export an ASCII version of the ladder diagram but I never seen one.