The purpose of this paper is to analyse, through a case study, the teaching-learning practices in the design studio, establishing a parallel between the use of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and BIM (Buiding Information Modelling) tools. It aims to comprehend how this transition unfolds and to identify their reflections on the graphical representation of architectural projects, based on the results of students' works and on the interview realized. The results confirm the transition context, by concomitant use of both softwares by many students, and bring into question the maintenance of products generated by new designing processes.