The reference upon which Tekla Structural Designer's floor vibration check is based is the main limiting factor with regard to scope. This is SCI Publication P354Ref. 2 There are no doubt many other texts that deal with vibration problems in buildings, and indeed there is a British Standard dealing with the evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings, BS 6472: 1992Ref. 1 . However this SCI publication has distilled this wider knowledge into readily usable design guidance that is specifically aimed at floors in multi-storey buildings of normal occupancy.
You are able to define an area on a particular floor level that is to be subject to the vibration response analysis and design. The layout of beams in real multi-storey buildings can be of almost any configuration. The methodology adopted in P354 is only applicable to regular structures which by and large have to be created from rectilinear grids. It is your responsibility to make an appropriate selection of the beams etc. that are to be the basic components of the idealized case.
As you proceed through the input making your selections, Tekla Structural Designer will, where it is possible to do so, interrogate the underlying model and retrieve the appropriate data. Once all the data has been assembled, you are then able to perform the check, after which a detailed set of results will be available for review. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your choices you can close the results window and make alternative selections by editing the Floor Vibration Check item properties.