I'm looking for a (preferably open source) tool to visualize logic circuits such as this
with the following constraints:
- The diagram description should be given programmatically (through java or by providing some kind of textual description which is read from a file; basically I want to be able to call a Java method - which, in turn, may run an external program; I do NOT want a visual tool which requires user input).
- The output should be a PDF.
- If possible, routing should be done automatically.
- It should run on Windows.
While this seems simple enough, I have not found anything satisfactory through extensive research. The tools that came closest were:
tikzpackage of Latex (running Latex is perfectly ok in my context, but for some reason the combination of Java and tikz broke down, see here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33298548/pdflatex-run-crashes-when-executed-from-java-on-windows; also, as far as I know, tikz cannot auto-route).
blockdiagprogram (http://blockdiag.com/en/index.html) which is however, if I'm correct, not available for windows (and has no predefined logic gates).
I obviously looked at graphviz, but the problem there is that you cannot tell graphviz where exactly the edges should dock on to the nodes - which is essential if you want to specify inputs and outputs.
There is also this question on SE: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6422603/circuit-block-diagram-drawing. But without going into detail, all of the suggestions there didn't work for me due to the above mentioned constraints.
I'd have expected this to be a problem solved many times before... (And maybe I just googled poorly.)