Project Aero is a procedural aircraft design toolkit for Houdini developed by Denis Kozlov, intended for rapid design of aircraft concepts. The author has posted a video that demonstrates Project Aero's main features. The software is an internal project and not expected to be released to the public. More on the author's website.
Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3 for Rhino. This latest release includes a new UI, material library, both CPU or GPU acceleration, and much more. For full details on this release, you can visit the Chaos Group website.
New features in Autodesk's modeling tool for combining parts from different 3D models and outputting them to 3D printers include: automatic support for high-DPI displays on Windows, updated analytics functionality, API scripting improvements, simplified Print UI/workflow, ported to Qt5, support for 3MF file format with colors and uv-mapped textures, improved materials workflow. More on Meshmixer's website.
AXYZ design has shipped Anima 2.5, the latest version of its crowd simulation tool for both 3DS Max and Cinema4D. This latest version allows user to output animations in Collada or V-Ray scene formats, has new material editing capabilities, and much more. For the full details on this release, you can visit the AXYZ design website.